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Looking to use Grade 3 Lesson 36 in your Grade 3 classroom?

While teaching this learning module you will cover multiple concepts including: Beat, Dynamics, Melodic Direction (high-middle-low), Time Signature

You'll also cover the themes of: Animal Songs, Farm

Grade 3 Lesson 36

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Sing the “Hello Song”
  2. Play along with the rhythms
  3. Play the Dynamics Game
  4. Play along with “Contradance No. 3 in D Major” using appropriate dynamics
  5. Sort the dynamics
  6. Review “Chicken in the Barnyard”
  7. Review the game with “Chicken in the Barnyard”
  8. Play the game and sing “Chicken in the Barnyard”
  9. Teach “Paddy from Home”
  10. Learn the game for “Paddy from Home”
  11. Play the game and sing “Paddy from Home”
  12. Review “Closet Key”
  13. Review the game with “Closet Key”
  14. Sing and play “Closet Key”
  15. Play the Dynamics Pop Quiz

Extensions

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can read and perform rhythms and melodies.
  • I can sing and play instruments using different dynamics.

Sing the "Hello Song"

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Song Used: Hello Song

Sing the "Hello Song"

Sing the echoes.

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Play along with the rhythms

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Tool Used: Dynamics Play Along

Play along with the rhythms

Play the Dynamics Game

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Game Used: Trivia Wheel

Play the Dynamics Game

Divide into two games to play Dynamics on the Trivia Wheel.

Play along with “Contradance No. 3 in D Major” using appropriate dynamics

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Listening Selection Used: Contradance No. 3 in D Major from Five Contradances for Orchestra

Play along with “Contradance No. 3 in D Major” using appropriate dynamics

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Sort the dynamics

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Tool Used: Dynamic Sort

Sort the dynamics

Review “Chicken in the Barnyard”

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Song Used: Chicken in the Barnyard

Review “Chicken in the Barnyard”

This song replaces the song "Chicken on a Fencepost" which had a verse that was outdated. This is a reading song. Read the rhythms and the melody of the song. This song uses low so and low la. Teach the movement activity or game. Students really love the game.

Review the game with “Chicken in the Barnyard”

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Song Used: Chicken in the Barnyard

Review the game with “Chicken in the Barnyard”

Form two circles---an inside and an outside circle. Choose two racers who leave the circles and hide somewhere in the classroom. Place a rubber chicken in the middle of the inside circle. The teacher now creates a hole in the outside circle, and a hole in the inside circle, by moving two students apart. Sing verse one. At the end of verse one, the two racers have to try to be the first to find and get through the opening in the outside circle, and find and get through the opening in the inside circle to pick up the rubber chicken. The racer who gets to the chicken first wins. It’s kind of like racing through a maze.

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Play the game and sing “Chicken in the Barnyard”

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Song Used: Chicken in the Barnyard

Play the game and sing “Chicken in the Barnyard”

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Teach “Paddy from Home”

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Song Used: Paddy from Home

Teach “Paddy from Home”

Song 96. “Paddy from Home” is a singing game. It gives the students experience singing in 6/8 meter. Teach the song by rote.

You could have the students show the phrases for the song with arc arm motions. Ask the students if the phrases are the same or different, and label with shapes or letters.

Learn the game for “Paddy from Home”

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Song Used: Paddy from Home

Learn the game for “Paddy from Home”

Form a seated circle. One student, “Paddy,” sits in the middle of a circle with eyes open. The students hold a piece of string which has been tied at the end to make it as big as the circle. A ring is strung on the string which the players pass backwards and forwards, hiding it with their hands. “Paddy” has to guess who has it.

Choose a new “Paddy” from the students in the outer circle that weren’t near the ring. If you choose from those hiding the ring, the student might try to hang on to it instead of passing it around.

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Play the game and sing “Paddy from Home”

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Play the game and sing “Paddy from Home”

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Review “Closet Key”

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Song Used: Closet Key

Review “Closet Key”

The game gives students an opportunity to sing with a variety of dynamics. Be sure that they sing with a beautiful sound, even when they are singing forte. If they start to shout, stop them and have them clap the rhythm of the song with varying dynamics instead of singing.

Review the game with “Closet Key”

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Song Used: Closet Key

Review the game with “Closet Key”

Choose two students - one to hide the key and one to find it. The finder must leave the room. The hider is given 30 seconds to hide the key. It must be visible with the naked eye. When the key is hidden, the finder is allowed back in the room. The class sings the song, singing softly when the finder is far away from the key. As the finder gets closer, the singing becomes louder. It is very important that the teacher stress that at ALL dynamic levels, the tone quality should be beautiful. You could write the dynamics terms on the board and point to the appropriate one as the students sing.

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Sing and play “Closet Key”

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Sing and play “Closet Key”

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Play the Dynamics Pop Quiz

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Game Used: Dynamics Pop Quiz

Play the Dynamics Pop Quiz

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